By now, you've probably heard about the Windows Workflow Foundation (WF).  WF, like Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), will be part of WinFX.  This means that it will be available for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003.  Having a workflow engine as part of the platform, opens up a bunch of new possibilities for application developers.  If you want to start experimenting with it, here are some links to help you get started.

BACKGROUND READING

  1. Introducing Windows Workflow Foundation by David Chappell
  2. Getting Started with Windows Workflow Foundation by Dino Esposito

INSTALLATION

  1. Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 (Standard or above)
  2. WinFX Runtime Components - September CTP
  3. Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for Windows Workflow Foundation - Beta 1

ESSENTIAL INFO

  1. http://msdn.microsoft.com/workflow (MSDN site)
  2. http://www.windowsworkflow.net (Community site)
  3. PDC Hands On Labs
  4. Online Documentation

VIDEOS

  1. Scott Woodgate and team - Announcing Windows Workflow Foundation (Channel 9)
  2. Hello WWF (MSDN TV)
  3. Introduction to Workflow in Windows Applications (PDC)

TOOLS

  1. WF Pad
  2. RuleSet Editor

-David